How To Sew A Half Apron With Pockets

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You’re going to love this cute sewing project. I’m going to show you How To Sew A Half Apron With Pockets! While we have a few apron projects on our site, this cute little half apron is nice because it has pockets. I love it and it is perfect for those times when I need a place to keep my phone close when following a recipe. This project is simple to sew and is perfect for beginners looking to step up their sewing game. I always get lots of compliments on this apron. It is so cute. I wish I had made it sooner. I used different fabrics for the top and bottom of my apron to give it a unique look. The straps are simple and work well. I made this entire sewing project in about half an hour. If you have a gap in your day and want to be creative, this is a great sewing project. 

You need some basic supplies like some coordinating fabric, some matching thread, as well as some tools like pins or clips, scissors or a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler, an iron, and of course your sewing machine. Gather up what you need from the list below and let’s get started!

How To Sew A Half Apron With Pockets

What You’ll Need:

How To Sew A Half Apron With Pockets

Start this how to sew a half apron with pockets sewing tutorial by cutting out your pieces as outlined below. If you want, you can wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you start but I didn’t think it was necessary for this project.

  • Top of apron (1st fabric): 45″ by 14″ (you can make it longer if you want)
  • Bottom of apron (2nd fabric): 45″ by 6″ (adjust depending on if you are going to make it longer)
  • Ties/Waistband (2nd fabric): cut two 5″ x 45″ strips
  • Pockets (3rd fabric): cut two 8″x9″ squares (or 9×9 if you prefer square)

Place the top and bottom pieces right sides together along the long side. Pin or clip in place.

Now on this how to sew a half apron with pockets sewing tutorial, it is time to sew! Using a ½” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, connecting the two pieces. Using a warm iron, press the seam open.

Fold a 1/4” seam along the sides and bottom of the body of the apron. Using a warm iron, press in place. Repeat. If desired, pin or clip into place and using a ¼” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, closing the seams. Set aside.

Next we will work on the pockets. Fold a 1/4” seam along the sides and bottom of the body of the pockets. Using a warm iron, press in place. If desired, pin or clip into place and sewing close to the open edge, sew a straight stitch, closing the seams. 

Place the body of the apron face up on a flat workspace. Mark where you’d like your pockets. I folded my apron in half, from left to right and then folded it again the same and press lightly (you are going to iron these out later). I used the two outside lines as a guide. Pin into place.

If desired, pin or clip the pockets into place and using a ¼” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch along the sides and bottom, close to the open edge, closing the seams. 

Next on this DIY half apron with pockets tutorial, measure your waist from the middle of one side to the middle of the other. This will be the width of the gather. Along the top of the apron, you are going to sew two parallel basting stitches, which are a longer stitch length. I put mine at 4, which was the longest my machine would go. 

Working from the top, raw edge, I used a 3/8” line and a 5/8″ line. *NOTE* Do not backstitch, don’t let your lines cross over, and be sure to leave a long enough thread to pull your gather

Fold your apron in half from left to right and using a fabric marker, pin or using a warm iron, mark the line at the top raw edge of the apron. This marks the middle of the apron. Carefully pull up your threads on the right and make a gather to the middle point. Repeat on the left. Adjust to make the width as you measured in the beginning of the step. *OPTIONAL* Sew a vertical stitch or two on either end to keep the gathering from pulling, making it wider than your measurement.

Instructions for making the Ties/Waistband:

Place the two pieces of the ties right sides together on the short end. Pin or clip into place and using a ½” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, connecting the two pieces. Using a warm iron press open the seam. Fold a 1/2” seam along the long sides of the body of the tie. Using a warm iron, press in place. 

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On each short end, fold the sides, wrong sides together so they make a point. Fold the tie along the long end, wrong sides together so the open edges touch and using a warm iron, press along the folds.

Instructions for Attaching the Ties/Waistband to the Apron:

Fold the ties/waistband longways in half, which is the middle point. Using a fabric marker, a pin or using a warm iron, mark this point. Open the tie/waistband and line up the middle point of the ties/waistband to the middle point of the top of the apron. 

Fold the ties/waistband over the top of the edge of the apron, so the fold line is even with the raw edge of the top of the apron. If desired, pin or clip into place and sewing a ½” from the open edge, sew a straight stitch, connecting the ties, waistband to the apron. 

For the last step in this how to sew a half apron tutorial, continue stitching along the open edge of the ties and then continue along the folded edge of the waistband, topstitching it into place. Press apron with a warm iron and enjoy!

And that’s it, now you know how to sew a half apron with pockets. We hope you enjoyed this fun sewing tutorial. This little apron is great for meal times or spending time in the garden. Make one for yourself and one to give away as a gift.

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How To Sew A Half Apron With Pockets

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Make your own cute little apron with pockets! Great for cooking, gardening, or whatever you need it for. A simple sewing project you can make in no time.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. Cut your pieces as outlined above.
  2. Place the top and bottom pieces right sides together along the long side. Pin or clip in place. Using a ½” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, connecting the two pieces. Using a warm iron, press the seam open.
  3. Fold a 1/4” seam along the sides and bottom of the body of the apron. Using a warm iron, press in place. Repeat. If desired, pin or clip into place and using a ¼” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, closing the seams. Set aside.
  4. To make the pockets, fold a 1/4” seam along the sides and bottom of the body of the pockets. Using a warm iron, press in place. If desired, pin or clip into place and sewing close to the open edge, sew a straight stitch, closing the seams. 
  5. Place the body of the apron face up on a flat workspace. Mark where you’d like your pockets. I folded my apron in half, from left to right and then folded it again the same and press lightly (you are going to iron these out later). I used the two outside lines as a guide. Pin into place.
  6. If desired, pin or clip into place and using a ¼” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch along the sides and bottom, close to the open edge, closing the seams. 
  7. To make the gathering top for the apron, measure your waist from the middle of one side to the middle of the other. This will be the width of the gather. Along the top of the apron, you are going to sew two parallel basting stitches, which are a longer stitch length. I put mine at 4, which was the longest my machine would go. 
  8. Working from the top, raw edge, I used a 3/8” line and a 5/8″ line. *NOTE* Do not backstitch, don’t let your lines cross over, and be sure to leave a long enough thread to pull your gather.
  9. Fold your apron in half from left to right and using a fabric marker, pin or using a warm iron, mark the line at the top raw edge of the apron. This marks the middle of the apron.
  10. Carefully pull up your threads on the right and make a gather to the middle point. Repeat on the left. Adjust to make the width as you measured in the beginning of the step.
  11. Sew a vertical stitch or two on either end to keep the gathering from pulling, making it wider than your measurement.
  12. Place the two pieces of the ties right sides together on the short end. Pin or clip into place and using a ½” seam allowance, sew a straight stitch, connecting the two pieces. Using a warm iron press open the seam.
  13. Fold a 1/2” seam along the long sides of the body of the tie. Using a warm iron, press in place. 
  14. On each short end, fold the sides, wrong sides together so they make a point. Fold the tie along the long end, wrong sides together so the open edges touch and using a warm iron, press along the folds.
  15. Fold the ties/waistband longways in half, which is the middle point. Using a fabric marker, a pin or using a warm iron, mark this point. Open the tie/waistband and line up the middle point of the ties/waistband to the middle point of the top of the apron. 
  16. Fold the ties/waistband over the top of the edge of the apron, so the fold line is even with the raw edge of the top of the apron.
  17. If desired, pin or clip into place and sewing a ½” from the open edge, sew a straight stitch, connecting the ties, waistband to the apron. 
  18. Continue stitching along the open edge of the ties and then continue along the folded edge of the waistband, topstitching it into place. Press the apron with a warm iron and enjoy!

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